Trademarking Internet Domain Names

Generally, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has applied traditional trademark law to the examination of domain name service mark applications. A domain name qualifies as a mark when it is used in connection with the sale or advertising of goods or services. This includes all sites conducting e-commerce and also sites that Read more about Trademarking Internet Domain Names[…]

Trade Names vs. Trademarks

The term ”trade name” means any name used by a person to identify his or her business or vocation. ”Trade name” refers mainly to the corporate, partnership or other name of a business. The business may, in turn, market goods or services under one or more trademarks or service marks. Examples of Trade Names ”General Read more about Trade Names vs. Trademarks[…]

Marking Patented Products

After a patent is issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the patent owner may mark the patented articles with the word “Patent” or the abbreviation “Pat.” along with the patent number assigned by the USPTO. This marking of the patent number on the product constitutes notification of the patent, which is essential Read more about Marking Patented Products[…]

Patent Law

Patent protection is provided by federal law through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and gives a patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, distributing or importing the subject of the patent for a certain period of time. Only certain things may be patented, and there are several requirements Read more about Patent Law[…]